Abraxas | Perennial Artisan Ales

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Perennial Artisan Ales
Missouri, United States
perennialbeer.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial Stout brewed with Ancho Chiles, Cacao Nibs, Vanilla Beans & Cinnamon Sticks.

2011 - 100 cases
2012 - 200 cases

Added by jmvecchio1 on 12-16-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#146
Reviews:
350
Ratings:
2,661
pDev:
7.83%
Bros Score:
4.25
 
 
Wants:
1,221
Gots:
773
Trade:
84
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Ratings: 2,661 |  Reviews: 350
Photo of PSU_Mike
4.34/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wayne17
4.31/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GDawgs34
4.8/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of ironchefmiyagi13
4.66/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kbwalters
4.55/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of iSkiCO
3.29/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of davidanastas
4.89/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bostonbeans
4.15/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AndyCowles75
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Thedrizzle
4.84/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of esktime
4.11/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of batfireman
4.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of suckaj
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mbbransc
4.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.56/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Probably somewhat biased of a review since I've been wanting to try this one for a long time, but, in my opinion one of the best 'Mexican' stouts out there. Beats Huna, Bomb! and mayyybe Mexi Cake in a knock-down drag out fight for Tastiest Brew of the subgenre.

Look is dark, no real head present. Smell is strong cinnamon, some cocoa. Taste is a lot of the same as the nose, but with a slight chili finish. Great mouthfeel, and goes very well with some cowboy spice rubbed steaks.

Definitely no disappointment, and will keep this one on my 'wants' list.

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Photo of dddddddd
4.44/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Teen-o
4.42/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cbustard
4.63/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rugbypsu
4.03/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bristopher89
4.38/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SveNss0N
4.53/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Get_Lowell
4.74/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bugs318
4.4/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

a bit lighter brown, scant head a bit wine bubble like. Nose smells roasty, a bit more stout like than Hunahpu. Cinnamon forward, but some chocolate, a hint of ash. A faint hint of ethanol and a trace of vanilla from the barrel. Chilis come out a bit more as it opens up. Taste is pretty sweet of cinnamon with other notes more mellow: some more milky like chocolate. Very faint return of mild chili, very muted. Body is touch lighter and less carbed. Alcohol Heat present on taste and finish a bit more than Huna.

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Photo of muskiesbadgersnbeer
4.44/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zac16125
4.32/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

750mL bottle into a snifter
Bottled on: 11/2014

Thanks to themadhanner for sending this one over via trade.

A: Opaque black with some browning on the edges. Less than 1/2 a fingers width of tan colored head dissipates fairly quickly and leaves essentially zero lacing. 4.25

S: Huge cinnamon, not sure I’ve ever gotten this much cinnamon in a beer before (maybe a pumpkin beer but never a stout). I also get a really nice dark cocoa aroma, and some chili heat that sings the nostril. Rossy characters and very subtle booze rounds it all out. Just a fantastic aroma. 4.75

T: Chocolate is initially the most prominent flavor, and its a nice dark cocoa type chocolate flavor. The pepper heat is definitely noticeable, mostly with the spicy bite it leaves on the finish. A subtle cinnamon, but not nearly to the degree of the aroma. Roasty characters and a bit of boozy ethanol complete the palate profile. Chile characters grow throughout the drink, both in heat and peppery taste, as do the boozy characters. 4.25

M/D: Medium body, carbonation appropriately low, mouthfeel a bit thin, some beer from the peppery heat, and ABV is overly noticeable. 3.75

O: Very good beer. Taste definitely does live up to the aroma, and you progress throughout the drink, it because somewhat dominated by chile heat and booze. Not my favorite chile stout, but certainly worth a drink! 4.25

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Abraxas from Perennial Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.47 out of 5 with 2,661 ratings